Feb. 20, 2010 6:41 pm
Updated: May 22, 2010 10:38 am
Well, here goes with my first Allrecipes blog entry.
We made the Microwave Risotto tonight. In spite of the missleading directions, & failing on the first batch, we managed to turn out a risotto that was quite edible, though not creamy like it should have been. Not having had…
I have a bubbly, fun-loving personality that can be fairly opinionated when need be. I've lived a tremendously eclectic life in my 53+ years to include entertainer, gem setter, police officer, Medic, just to name a few. But my most important job of all has been wife & mother. And no ordinary wife but a Military wife. Hubby is now retired & we enjoy country living in VA with our horses & our dogs now that our children are grown. UPDATE: I'll be turning 55 in a couple of weeks. YET ANOTHER UPDATE: I'm now 59!! But best of all, I'm a Grandma & loving it!!
My favorite things to cook
Having been raised in Hawaii, I just LOVE rice!! I have so many dishes from my childhood that MUST include rice. Chili over rice; stew over rice; canned corned beef & onions over rice; fried spam & rice (btw, you can order that at nearly any McDonald's in HI!). But I also enjoy growing my own veggies & incorporating them into our family meals. My least favorite foods would be okra, beets, tripe, scrapple.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For the holidays, we have differebt traditions for different holidays. T'giving of course is turkey; Xmas is ham, Easter is roast chicken, NY's we alterate with another couple. Because hubby's birthday is Xmas day, we open our gifts on Xmas Eve leaving the day to be his own, complete with birthday cake.
My cooking triumphs
Well, I just this minute queried hubby & he says my signature dish would have to be my enchiladas. My meatloaf is a favorite as well & so is my chili. Then there's the Orange Juice Cake recipe that I stole from my sister & improved upon. I was actually PAID to make it for a local restaurant. UPDATE: I am honored that Allrecipes has published one of my recipes. Reviews are coming in slowly but so far only 1 not so happy with it.
My cooking tragedies
Well, let's see...lemon fish didn't go down well, nor did the grilled tequila chicken, but the top of the disaster list has to be the cremated chicken incident. I had put chicken pieces on the stove to boil, went for a quick walk with hubby & completely forgot about the chicken. When we returned home & he opened the front door, a huge billow of smoke came pouring out. Neighbors called the fire dept. Hubby greeted them at the door saying.."it's ok..just my wife cookin' dinner!"
Update: How did I forget to mention the chocolate cornbread? Silly me! Me & my bestfriend wanted to make something to cheer up my mom who had been sick for a few days (we were about 12 I think). I'd seen her put sugar in cornbread so I figured why not chocolate? It was so awful the dog wouldn't even eat it but my Mom...bless her heart, she ate 2 pieces & never said a word. Aren't Moms great?!